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80/20 principle

Would you like watching loki's final episode while hammering 3 nails on the same wall?Then why do that when in a conversation?

Focus on the other person 80% of the times and on yourself 20% of the times.

and NEVER on distractions. Would you feel good when you're discussing something to someone and that person opens facebook and scrolls with his earbuds on.

So 2 things here-

  1. Focus on them 100%. 100
  2. Let them talk 80% of the time and minimalise your side of talking to 20% or less.


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